Force and Motion: An online course by Boston University

Boston University is conducting an online course on 'Force and Motion: Pedagogical Content Knowledge for Teaching Physics'. The course focuses on learning motion, Newton's laws, momentum and energy, in the context of history and education literature.

About The Course:

The physics course is designed to expose teachers of introductory physics, from novice to experienced, to effective tools for teaching physics at the high school level. Learn (or re-learn) basic concepts, including Newton's laws, motion, momentum, and energy.


The course covers the following content:

  • Kinematics
  • Projectile motion
  • Forces and Newton's laws
  • Impulse and work
  • Conservation of energy
  • Readings of, and discussion about, the conceptual history of physics and relevant education research
  • In your final projects, you will develop a research-based lesson plan that you can use in your own teaching.
Force and Motion: An online course by Boston Univ

Course Syllabus:

  • Fluency with physics concepts appropriate for high school teaching
  • Enhanced pedagogical content knowledge, to make you a more effective teacher
  • Some engineering experience, in designing and building an experiment
  • Knowledge of research-based methods and of the education research literature, to help your students learn physics


Candidates should have prior knowledge on Basic algebra and trigonometry

Course Details

  • Course Starts on: October 27, 2015
  • Course Length: 8 weeks

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